Alim is a first name for boys.
There’s a good chance that a boy named Alim in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Alim in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Alim by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Alim ranks at #3,607. That means there are 3,606 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Alim.
The first name Alim is a true rarity among all men and boys currently living in the United States – only 65 Americans in total bear this name. And these 65 men are located in only five states: California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 men with this name in the state. So, if your name is Alim and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most boys and men named Alim in relation to it’s male population is New Jersey. And yet even there, only one in 415,062 men would raise his hand if asked whether there was a Alim present.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter A is a very popular first letter for boys’ names. That’s because 9.0% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letter J is more common for boys' names.
With four letters, the name Alim is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that if 9.0% of all boys' names start with an A, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And by the way: Of all the boys' names that start with an A, Anthony is the most common.
If your name is Alim and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Alim, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Alim sounds like this: